Botanical name

Otholobium thomii

Family

Fabaceae

Common Name

Purple Pea, Skaapbostee

Status

Endangered

Otholobium thomii
Otholobium thomii
Otholobium thomii
Otholobium thomii
Otholobium thomii
Otholobium thomii

Description

Resprouting shrublet; branches have dense white or silver hairs. Leaves 1-foliolate, elliptic, hairy, margins scabrous; stipules hairy; purple flowers, calyx densely black - and white-hairy.

For Dr G. Thom (1789-1842), Scottish minister of the N.G. Kerk, who sent botanical specimens to Glasgow University

Habitat

Mountain slopes